impactful

adjective
im·​pact·​ful | \ im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) , ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl\

Definition of impactful

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts … the visually-impactful long scar on his neck reminds you of the unfortunate incident.— Griselda Flores

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Transparency and letting employees have a seat at the table are two things that would be most impactful in letting us address these issues, not just in terms of gender but also race. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Nearly 17,000 Google employees walked off the job. We spoke to 3 of them.," 2 Nov. 2018 In short, this reduction is less impactful then the strain on dairy farmers. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "State Restores $1.4 Million In Subsidies For Dairy Farmers," 29 May 2018 The look is her signature, underplayed but impactful. Stellene Volandes, ELLE Decor, "Jeweler Antonia Miletto Leads a Fairy-Tale Existence in Her 16th-Century Townhouse in Venice," 17 Apr. 2019 Well, a small part of it might be found in a very important and impactful piece of advice Kate received more than 20 years ago. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Important Piece of Advice Kate Middleton Has Lived Her Life by for More Than 20 Years," 17 Mar. 2019 The museum, which specializes in American, European, and Chinese works as well as photography and contemporary art, was built in 1941 and has long been a reliable stop alongside Palm Beach’s other small but impactful arts institutions. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Palm Beach's Norton Museum Gets a Renovation by Norman Foster," 5 Feb. 2019 Crazy Rich Asians crushed the box office and showed that a big studio movie with an all Asian cast can both be culturally impactful and financially successful. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "The Importance of Sandra Oh Thanking Her Parents in Korean at the Golden Globes 2019," 7 Jan. 2019 At the planning level, Santa Rosa has embraced those little, but impactful changes. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 Perhaps 1984 was the last, most impactful Democratic primary election in Pennsylvania, said Terry Madonna, a pollster and public affairs professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. Marc Levy, The Seattle Times, "Surprise? Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary could be competitive," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of impactful

1939, in the meaning defined above

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